English Baccalaureate:Written question - 218362

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Asked by Iain Stewart
(Milton Keynes South)
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Asked on: 11 December 2014
Department for Education
English Baccalaureate
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of pupils were entered for GCSEs in all subjects comprising the English Baccalaureat in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2013-14.
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Answered by: Mr David Laws
Answered on: 18 December 2014

The percentage of pupils entered for all subject areas of the English Baccalaureate was 22% in 2009/10 and 36.1%[1] in 2013/14.

Information on the percentage of pupils entered for the components of the English Baccalaureate for 2009/10 and 2013/14 is published online in table 1b of the 2013/14 GCSE statistical first release at:

www.gov.uk/government/statistics/provisional-gcse-and-equivalent-results-in-england-2013-to-2014

[1] The 2014 performance measures are published on the basis of only including qualifications which were identified as part of the Wolf review and also applying the rules regarding the changes in early entry policy, this is different to the methodology used in earlier years. Comparisons between 2013/14 and earlier years should not be made before understanding the nature and the rationale of these changes as outlined in sections 2 and 3 of the statistical first release above.

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